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  • November 4, 2014
    Group hug! This is the R/C car disguised as a penguin that researchers in Antarctica are using to infiltrate emperor penguin colonies to study the birds without alarming them. It looks like its working. That or all the baby penguins have just always dreamed of having a robot... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2012
    This is an upgraded version of Kenji Ishida's transforming R/C car (previously seen HERE). It does everything the previous model did, plus has a streaming video camera and can shoot darts out of its hand when in standing robot mode. Me? I can shoot fire out of my hands IN AN... / Continue →
  • January 10, 2011
    These videos of the Heinz Automato are from 2007 (OLD!!!!!). I saw them a few years back, but apparently they're making their way around the internets again, so here they are in case you missed them. And, since we're at it -- *cue re-edited GI Joe PSA's*. I posted several di... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2009
    Why didn't we have cool toys like this when I was growing up? I only had one toy. And now I have wolf palm and bottle-cap glasses. Look out! Here come the Extreme Radio-Controlled Southern Belles! [dvice] Thanks to whoever sent me this last week, hit me up again and I'll gi... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2009
    So apparently some guys programmed a Blackberry Storm to control a little toy race car using its accelerometers. Then they posted the video on Youtube. Then McLaren saw the video and contacted them about using the device to control a real race car. And that's what they did (... / Continue →
  • January 27, 2009
    This spider-inspired robot apparently shoots webs to catch criminals in the act of cowering like little girls. Per translated German: Which like an ugly remote controlled car is in really an awake robot, which is to catch burglars, looks harmless. The Japanese robot manufactu... / Continue →
  • September 9, 2008
    The Air Hog Zero Gravity R/C isn't zero gravity or radio controlled. But it does stick to walls thanks to the vacuum it creates via a little fan in the roof. The 5" car gets about 10 minutes of play time on a 30 minute charge, and is controlled via infrared controller. It'll... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2008
    Ian Cook is an artist that specializes in painting car portraits using RC cars and wheels instead of brushes. Which, unbeknownst to me, apparently there's a market for. He dips the toy's wheels in paint, and then runs them around on the paper using a radio controller. I've g... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2008
    The VTS (Vision Tracking System) R/C car is probably the awesomest R/C vehicle I've seen in a long time (flying lawnmower excluded). The car has an onboard camera attached, which relays real-time video to your goggles so you can race with a first person perspective. Not only... / Continue →
  • April 15, 2008
    This is an older video of a tether car doing 200+ MPH on a circular track. At first I thought the guy in the video was participating in a bat-spin race, but then I realized he was whipping the car around to get it started. Watch the video till the end to see the thing really ... / Continue →
  • December 4, 2007
    The London Science Museum added metal detecting technology to an R/C car so you can find treasure and have fun at the same time. The car beeps and lights up whenever it nears a metal object. It only costs $83, so I may actually end up getting one. Walking the beach with an o... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2007
    The XPV R.A.D. Robotic Air Defense toy ($65) is billed as an awesome flying robot toy. While the unit does fly, and the figure attached does light up and do some talking, I'm hard pressed to call him a robot. I expect more out of a robot than blinking eyes and missile sounds.... / Continue →
  • November 21, 2007
    Who's the supreme killer, ninja or pirate? Now you can help settle the debate yourself thanks to these inflatable radio controlled characters from ThinkGeek. They cost $35 for the set and each runs off one 9V battery for the controller, and four AAs for the actual character. ... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2007
    Finally, your own KITT car, just 1/15 scale. The Knight Industries Two Thousand R/C car comes complete with headlights, flashing red sensor in front, some speech capabilities, and even a "turbo boost" feature. One will set you back around $62, but they're currently sold out b... / Continue →
  • September 21, 2007
    Scarab, the moon miner, was developed at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon. He's an awesome little guy designed to mine "hydrogen, possibly water, and other volatile chemicals" for use at a future moonbase. I didn't know water was a volatile chemical, but whatever. I... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2007
    Okay, I know there are a lot of useless USB gadgets out there, but I think we can all agree that this one is a must have. It's the Solid Alliance USB powered RC car. You plug the garage into your computer and it charges the car fully in 10 minutes. When you need to make a qui... / Continue →